The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.
Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and … Continue reading
By Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, D.D.
The Scripture readings for last Sunday featured the prayer of the young Solomon taking over the reins from his father David as Israel’s king. The task ahead of him was daunting and in his encounter with God in a dream he was inspired to pray humbly and honestly. “I pray that you grant me wisdom of heart so that I may know how to govern your people and distinguish between right and wrong. Without wisdom who would be able to govern rightly?“ … Continue reading
Spiritual Leader: Fr. Scott Thomas – Group Leader: Erica Unz, DHS
May 3 - 12, 2021
Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!
For more information visit Father Scott's webpage.
Generally considered the culmination of Early Netherlandish painting, the Ghent Altarpiece in Saint Bavo’s Cathedral ranks among the world’s most important artworks. Over the centuries, the monumental polyptych (350 x 470 cm when open) has never ceased to impress with its stunning rendering of different materials and textures, its unrivaled mastery of painting with colors in oil, and the complexity of its iconographical program.
From the quatrain, the Latin inscription in four sections on the lower exterior frames, we know that the altarpiece was started by Hubert van Eyck, but completed at the request of Joos Vijd by his younger brother Jan on May 6, 1432. Yet many unanswered questions remain, and the overall iconography of the altarpiece is still not fully understood. Its original function and location are the subject of much, and sometimes fierce, debate. Also, can we still recognize the hand of Hubert van Eyck in the work, and where exactly? And what was the form of the altarpiece when Hubert passed away in 1426? … Learn more
Saints biographical sketches, presented by the Liturgy Commission … Read more
The entire effort to erase the memory of St. Junípero Serra is from a historical standpoint ridiculous and from a moral standpoint more than a little frightening. When we see mobs of people tearing down and desecrating statues of a great Catholic saint, how can we not see the ugly specter of anti-Catholicism raising its head?
CYCLE A • ORDINARY TIME • WEEK 19
By Bishop Robert Barron – August 9, 2020
Our first reading for this weekend, taken from the first book of Kings, is one of the most beautiful and memorable passages in the Old Testament. It tells of the prophet Elijah, who heard a tiny, whispering voice, which was the presence of the Lord.
Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column
“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.
“In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can
perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God.”
Pope John Paul II
“A single sunbeam is enough to
drive away many shadows.”
Saint Francis of Assisi